BY LINDA HULL
Rotary Club of Los Alamos
What do blue and yellow have in common? Both are the signature colors of Ukraine
and Rotary International.
With Rotary fellowship in mind, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Peace Glow
to raise funds for the Rotary International Disaster Relief Fund, a direct means to
provide disaster aid to Ukraine and the countries threatened on its borders.
Will you help us light a heart of peace?
The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, April 16 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Overlook
Park on the Spirio soccer fields in White Rock.
Glow sticks, in blue and yellow, will be for sale for $5, payable in cash or by checks to
the Rotary Club. Supporters will then gather in the shape of a heart with blue on the
top half, yellow on the bottom, representing the Ukrainian flag.
On cue, just as the sun sets at 7:40 p.m., everyone will activate their glow sticks. The glowing
tribute to peace will be videotaped by a drone directed overhead by the Los Alamos
All funds will go directly to Rotary International’s Disaster Relief Fund. Rotary
International states that “due to the growing humanitarian and refugee crisis taking
place in Ukraine and the impacted surrounding countries . . . and the sudden and
extreme needs prompted by the crisis in Ukraine, immediate action is warranted to
bring relief to these areas.”
Rotary Clubs in Ukraine, Belarus, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, the
Republic of Moldova, and Romania are eligible for the relief funds. The funds will be
distributed promptly through grants, a “channel of support that gives donors the
greatest assurance that contributions are going to help those most in need in the
Ukraine crisis. Priority access to water, food, medicine, and clothing will be given as
Can we count on you to light the night sky with a message of peace? The Rotary Club of
Los Alamos extends a warm welcome to you on Saturday, April 16, 7 p.m. at Overlook Park on the Spirio soccer fields in White Rock.